Movies/TV

‘Locke & Key’ Receives Premiere Date From Netflix

Fans of the ever-popular author Joe Hill, who has multiple projects in varying stages of development, won’t need to wait long for their next fix.  According to Deadline, the supernatural mystery series Locke & Key, based on a comic book series written by Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez for IDW Publishing, will premiere on February 7th, 2020 on Netflix.   The streaming service made the announcement on Wednesday, and was confirmed by Hill’s official Twitter account shortly afterwards (see below.) read more

BBC One’s ‘Dracula’ Gets Premier Date

Reported today via Deadline, the co-production of BBC One and Netflix Dracula the mini-series has received a premier date for January 1, 2020, letting BBC One viewers spend New Years Day with the Count!

Although the worldwide release on Netflix is unknown at this time, Dracula will run as a three-part mini-series with one episode a night for consecutive nights on BBC One.

Check out BBC One’s announcement below!

Your New Year is gonna suck but never fear… #Dracula, a three day reign of terror, starts 1st January on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. pic.twitter.com/SNuSUjQoEO read more

‘Expedition Bigfoot’s’ Bryce Johnson and Russell Acord: The Horror News Network Interview

Second only to paranormal programming on cable television, “reality-based” quests for cryptids and monsters have become much more common than actual sightings of the elusive creatures.

With the popularity of these types of television series, it was only a matter of time before one took the deep dive into an embedded nature experience in search of the most famous cryptid of them all: Bigfoot.  Travel Channel’s Expedition Bigfoot offers viewers the chance to see one investigation unfold over the course of eight adventure-filled episodes using cutting-edge methodology and experts in the field. read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: December 2019 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on Blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of December 2019! read more

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Moved From March to November 2020

Fans of boxing and MMA know that it is often difficult to schedule a championship match, and when it comes to a heavyweight monster showdown, this may also be the case. Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Godzilla vs. Kong has been delayed yet again, moving from the previously scheduled March 13, 2020 date to November 20, 2020.

This is the second time that the release date of Godzilla vs. Kong has been changed. Originally, the film was scheduled to hit theaters in the summer of 2020, before being fast-tracked into March.  The giant monster mash (directed by Adam Wingard) stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, and Brian Tyree Henry. read more

Elizabeth Banks to Direct and Star in ‘The Invisible Woman’

Variety is reporting that Elizabeth Banks is set to start and direct The Invisible Woman. The film will be written by Erin Cressida Wilson with Banks and her husband Max Handelman producing through their Brownstone Productions banner. At this point a synopsis of the film has not been released.

In other Invisible news, Blumhouse will bring The Invisible Man written and directed by Leigh Whannell to theaters on February 28. The film is set to star Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid and Harriet Dyer. read more

Ormond Joins the Cast of ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’

As season 10 of The Walking Dead winds (or whispers, rather) to its mid-season finale, AMC remains busy building the TWD empire for years to come.  According to Deadline, the network has announced that Emmy winner Julia Ormond will join the cast of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, the second spin-off series for the cultural phenomenon that will also spawn a series of feature films in the near future.  Show-runner Scott M. Gimple will executive-produce, along with series veterans Matt Negrete, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and David Alpert. read more

‘The Simpsons: Thanksgiving of Horror’ Extends the Terror to a New Holiday

Just in case the Halloween season flew by for you, and you’re hankering for a Thanksgiving feast of animated thrills and chills, the producers of The Simpsons have an late gift to deliver to horror fans in the form of  “Thanksgiving of Horror”, a three segment anthology episode in the style of the annual Halloween special “Treehouse of Horror”.

The special episode will air on Sunday, November 24 at 8 pm on Fox and will also run almost 25 minutes long, making it the longest single Simpsons episode ever. read more

R.M. Renfield Feature Gets Director at Universal

Coming in from Variety, Dracula’s henchman Renfield will be getting a feature film at Universal Pictures set to be directed by Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) with an original story by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead comics).

Although Universal’s “Dark Universe” has as of late been filmmaker driven stand-alone features instead of a shared franchise, Renfield is the latest addition following 2017’s The Mummy and The Invisible Man that is set for release on February 28, 2020. read more

Bad Hombre to Reboot ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

Big news for Fede Alvarez as Deadline is reporting that both he and his writing partner Rodolfo Sayagues have inked a deal with Legendary Pictures. The duo will create movies through their Bad Hombe Films banner for Legendary. The pair have teamed in the past to create modern classics such as Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe. Shintaro Shimosawa has been added to Bad Hombre as the Head of Production.

First up for the group is a film which has been described as The Shining set in the White House. While the concept may not seem far from reality, the film will be written by Joe Epstein and be directed by Fede Alvarez. read more